Question about Water Heaters
Bumped temp up while furnace was running. Shortly after, it just quit. A quick check showed the pilot went out. Changed the thermo couple with a new one with no luck. Still won't stay lit when I let up on the pilot button.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rheem 22V50F1 pilot won't stay
If pilot lights and flame is robust and clear blue, and pilot goes out later, then some suspects can be excluded: air in gas line, low gas pressure, thermocouple is overtightened (finger-tight + 1/4 turn), thermocouple not positioned correctly in the flame, dirty pilot tube.
If flame is yellowish and small: then clean pilot tube and combustion parts.
Remaining suspects can include: air in gas line, low gas pressure, bad gas control valve, tight house so household vent fans pull air down water heater vent that blows out pilot, hot attic with inadequate ventilation, water dripping down vent.
Open following links to read troubleshoot resources.
Posted on Aug 17, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 12, 2012 | Water Heaters
Sep 21, 2011 | Water Heaters
Aug 28, 2011 | American Standard 40 G Natural Gas Water...
Aug 16, 2011 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...
Jul 20, 2011 | Reliance & Pilot Assembly for Natural Gas...
May 06, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters
Dec 04, 2010 | Rheem 75 Gallon NGAS 70K Water Heater 6YR...
Jan 23, 2010 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...
238 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!